THE LAND O'LAKES BLOG — Bringing inspiration to those who share our love of good food. —
Candy-Kissed Caramel Apples
14154candybarcaramelapples

I love fall. Have I made that clear yet? What I may not have mentioned yet is that I also LOVE girls' nights!  So I was thrilled last weekend when I got to spend Friday evening with two of my favorite girlfriends - Kristine and Katrina. While our hubbies were out of town being outdoorsy, we made dinner together, saw a chick flick (that the hubs would have groaned through if I had dragged him along - but we loved it!), and of course, needed a treat to top off the evening. Since Kristine is an ardent Land O’Lakes Recipe Buzz™ Blog  follower (she has tried nearly every recipe that we've posted!), I voted to tackle these tasty, perfect-for-the-season Candy Bar Caramel Apples together so we could put our apple-orchard purchases to use, and she could be part of the Buzz! Plus, this recipe is a cinch and requires very little prep (perfect since girls' night is mostly planned on the fly).

First, wash your apples and skewer them with the craft sticks (conveniently, the bag of caramel bits I purchased had  sticks included in the bag). Line a baking sheet with waxed paper, spray it with cooking spray and set it aside for after the apples are dipped.

Apples on sticks

In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine your caramel bits with the butter and milk. Stir occasionally until the caramel bits are melted and smooth. While you are waiting for this, you can chop up your candy of choice in a plastic container (I chose Snickers. Since they have chocolate and caramel in them already, I thought they would be a nice compliment). Set that container aside so you have it ready for later.

Making the caramel

Remove the caramel from the heat and add in the milk chocolate baking chips.

Add the chocolate chips

Place the pan back over low heat to keep the chocolate caramel dip smooth. Then, take each apple and twist it in the sauce. I found that it helped to tip the sauce pan to the side a bit so more coating could gather together. If you need to, use a wooden spoon to make sure the whole apple gets covered. Let the excess drip off.

Dipping the apples

Now grab that chopped candy. Lightly press the bottom of the coated apple into the candy.

Press candy into coating

Line the coated apples on your prepared baking sheet, then place the pan in the fridge for at least an hour. I recommend waiting until after the apples have cooled to drizzle your white chocolate (Our chocolate coating wanted to slide off if we handled the apples too much). Now's your chance to leave for a Friday night flick, like we did! Let the coating set.

Allow apples to cool

Once the apples have cooled, melt your white chocolate baking chips in the microwave, then use a spoon or spatula to drizzle your "gourmet" designs. I am not afraid to acknowledge that the official recipe photo is intimidating! Who can make perfect criss-crosses like that?! So, don't worry about it. Just add your own personal flare.

Stripe apples with white chocolate

Ta-dah! You finish with gorgeous, caramel-and-milk-chocolate-dipped, candy-kissed, white-chocolate-laced apples fit for a candy store window. Eat one now, and save the rest in the refrigerator by wrapping each in its own square of waxed paper. These embellished caramel apples are sure to impress!

Candy coated apples complete!

Much thanks to my "K" girls for their help trying this recipe out - this is an easy treat to make "on the fly" with friends, or throw together on your own! And after you enjoy these Candy Bar Caramel Apples, don't forget to rate and review them.

On Monday I will share a new birthday treat - pumpkin cookies!

Message:

Your friend thought you might be interested in Candy-Kissed Caramel Apples

Message:

Your friend thought you might be interested in Candy-Kissed Caramel Apples
Back to Top

• Leave a Comment •

Please correct the item(s) in red below:

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.

Submit
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

• Comments •

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.

FPO IMAGE

YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.

    Close

    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.


    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required
    Submit

    Thanks.

    Your question has been submitted.



    Close Window

    Email: